Apply for a resident permit

This page explains how to apply for a resident parking permit.

Proof of residence and vehicle ownership

To issue a parking permit we will need to see proof of residence and vehicle ownership, you will need to provide one item from each of the lists below.

Proof of vehicle ownership, vehicle registration, the address the vehicle is registered to and your name as registered keeper. This needs to be:

  • Vehicle Registration Document
  • Motor Insurance Document (must include your address)

Proof of residence showing the address the permit will be issued for. This needs to be:

  • V5 log book
  • Driving licence
  • Council tax bill
  • Utility bill no more than 3 months old (not mobile phone bill)
  • Benefits agency statement
  • Pension book
  • Tenancy agreement (not more than 3 months old and signed by you and landlord)
  • Solicitor's completion letter (if property purchased within last 3 months)

When you have submitted your application, unless we contact you to let you know otherwise, your car can be parked 3 working days after the date of your application.  You will receive the paper permit by post within 10 days of your application.

Some residents may be able to apply for an off-peak season ticket to park in one of the town car parks.      

Payment and restrictions

Surrey County Council are implementing price changes this autumn. The date for these changes hasn’t been announced yet. The new prices will be:

  • First permit: £80
  • Second permit: £100
  • Subsequent permits: £130 each

Prices for permits covering until further notice.

  • First permit: £50
  • Subsequent permits: £75 each.

The number of permits issued to a household is limited and will be calculated by the number of vehicles registered minus the number of off-street spaces at that property.

For more information, read Parking Permit Charges July 2022

Terms and conditions

These Terms & Conditions are for the operation of Resident Permits, Resident Parking Places and Controlled Parking Zones.

  1. The Council will cancel and invalidate the Permit if it is deliberately misused, altered or defaced.
  2. The Permit is only valid for the vehicle registration detailed on the Permit, whilst the vehicle and resident are registered at the address provided at the time of application.
  3. A Penalty Charge Notice may be issued to any vehicle when parked incorrectly within the Residents' Scheme, and for the improper use of a Permit. 

Our Commitments

Your permit will be posted within 5 working days once we have received the full application, with payment and all valid proofs. We will contact you if we are unable to process your request. 

Services by A-Z